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Baker-Watts - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:33
Categories: Misc

1400TC 6-Piece Sheet Set

Woot - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 01:00

Fancy sheets make not-so-fancy things fancy.

For some people, sheets are not luxury items. Sheets are utilitarian. As long as the sheet has some threads and covers the bed, exactly how many threads it has doesn't matter.

For others, it's all about that thread count, and the more the better. A person like this has never laid down on a bed made up with 1400 thread count, luxurious combed cotton and thought, "Meh."

The thing is, though, sheets aren't always just used as bedding. Sometimes they're used to make forts. And if you only have 1400 thread count sheets on hand, you're making the Taj Mahal of forts and could probably charge for photos taken in front of it.

The point is, these sheets are totally worth the cost and you're definitely going to make your money back on them. Come Halloween, you might even be able to sell one as a ghost costume to a Kardashian kid.

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Video: Samantha Bee Enumerates the Many Bad Things

Little Green Footballs - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 00:45

Don't let summer distract you from the fact that the news is still bad! Here's your weekly nightmare roundup.

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Sunday's Cop Ride honors fallen officers

Medina Gazette - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 00:16
COPS RIDE
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Sunday's Cop Ride honors fallen officers

Medina Gazette - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 00:16
COPS RIDE
Categories: Misc

Late Night Open Thread

Balloon Juice - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 00:04

Here’s a picture of Steve sitting in the dark at the top of the stairs bitching for food. He perches there so if I make any movement towards the stairs, he can race downstairs and be prepared for to inhale whatever I give him.

He’s not getting anything until tomorrow morning.

Categories: Politics

Ducklings plucked from sewer to safety in Brunswick

Medina Gazette - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 23:46

BRUNSWICK — Police Officer Bob Casenhiser was patrolling state Route 303 Thursday morning when he was flagged down by an employee at Citizens Bank in the Brunswick Market Center plaza.

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Ducklings plucked from sewer to safety in Brunswick

Medina Gazette - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 23:46

BRUNSWICK — Police Officer Bob Casenhiser was patrolling state Route 303 Thursday morning when he was flagged down by an employee at Citizens Bank in the Brunswick Market Center plaza.

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Local lawmakers react to unveiling of Senate health care bill

Medina Gazette - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 23:41
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has yet to decide whether to support the version of the health care bill released by his fellow GOP senators Thursday.
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Local lawmakers react to unveiling of Senate health care bill

Medina Gazette - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 23:41
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has yet to decide whether to support the version of the health care bill released by his fellow GOP senators Thursday.
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Open Thread - Ron Howard To Direct Han Solo Movie

Crooks and Liars - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 23:30
Open Thread - Ron Howard To Direct Han Solo Movie
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Categories: Politics

Scientists Discover How To Stop Luggage From Toppling On the Race Through the Airport

Slashdot - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 23:30
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Scientists have worked out why suitcases tend to to rock violently from one wheel to the other until they overturn on the race through the airport. This most pressing of modern mysteries was taken on by physicists in Paris, who devised a scale model of a two-wheeled suitcase rolling on a treadmill and backed up their observations with a pile of equations and references to holonomic restraints, finite perturbations and the morphing of bifurcation diagrams. Fortunately for non-physicists, the findings can be reduced to simpler terms. For the suitcase to rock it had to hit a bump or be struck in some other manner; the faster the suitcase was being pulled, the more minor the bump needed to set it off. So far, so obvious. But Sylvain Courrech du Pont wanted to know more. Why did a rocking suitcase swerve and make such violent movements that it might eventually topple over? After more treadmill tests and more equations, the answer popped up: because a suitcase's handle pulls from the middle and the wheels are at its sides, the suitcase swerves inwards whenever it tilts up on one wheel. If the rocking overcomes the dampening effect that happens when each wheel touches the ground again, the suitcase will keep on rocking or eventually flip over. In conclusion, the researchers discovered that "when a suitcase starts to rock out of control, the correct response is not to slow down but to pull it faster." The scientists have published their findings in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society.

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Open thread for night owls: 'Pizzagate' gunman gets 4-year prison sentence

Daily Kos - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 23:00
The gunman who entered a Washington pizza restaurant to investigate false allegations peddled by Alex Jones and other conspiracy theorists that the building was a hub for a child-trafficking ring supposedly connected to Hillary Clinton has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Federal prosecutors countered in their memo to the judge that it was “entirely the product of good luck” that no one was shot. They urged Jackson to send a strong message to deter those who would commit violence based solely on “malicious and misguided” Internet rumors.

“Beyond Pizzagate, the Internet is full of wild conspiracy theories where people urge members of the public . . . to take action,” wrote the assistant U.S. attorneys Ahn and Sonali D. Patel. [...]

“A significant sentence is required to deter other people from pursuing vigilante justice based only on their YouTube feed,” prosecutors wrote.

Prosecutors had asked for a four and a half year sentence.

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'Infowars' Pizza Parlor Shooter Gets Four Years

Crooks and Liars - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 23:00

The pizzagate shooter, , pleaded guilty to weapons charges and was sentenced today to four years in prison.

Turns out taking an AR-15 into a Washington DC pizza parlor and firing it is illegal.

Thankfully no one was hurt.

While Alex Jones got a TV interview with Megyn Kelly.

The owner of the pizza parlor, who is one of many innocent VICTIMS of insane right-wing conspiracies about Hillary Clinton, had a statement:

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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Lusine

Crooks and Liars - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 23:00

A lot of moments on the new Lusine album sound as their were made for those of the intimate. There's also something very big and palatial about it at the same time.

What are you listening to tonight?


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Only a fool would think someone could save you

Balloon Juice - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 22:35

I think that repealing Obamacare would be a disaster for Republicans. You could argue that the takeaway from GA-6 and the other specials is that, while things aren’t great for Republicans in 2018, they have a good chance to hold the House unless some crazy shit happens. Repealing Obamacare qualifies as crazy shit and then some.

So I can see reasons why McConnell, who’s a shifty one, might be happy if repeal fails. That said, all the Senators expressing “concerns” about the bill looks and smells like kabuki to me. Jim Newell is probably right:

If he’s sticking to the script, McConnell has a list of giveaways that he saved to offer members later so that they can argue they only voted for the bill after extracting concessions:

This bill could fail, but that would be an abrupt last-minute rewrite of a script from which none of the players, so far, have deviated. Conservatives are organized, coordinated, and eager to share with the press their early objections. They will move the bill further to the right. Moderates are disorganized and press-shy, keeping their objections within the family. They will get offered a few more bucks or state-specific carve-outs and then draw straws to determine who has to vote for it. The Senate sequel to the House bill process is playing out like the most disciplined scene-by-scene retread since Home Alone 2. Don’t expect a surprise ending.

The so-called moderates always cave. I’m not a fan of calling people cucks but if anyone deserves it, it’s so-called moderate Republicans in Congress.

Categories: Politics

Republicans Are Mean

Kevin Drum - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 22:25

Here’s a story for you. My mother grew up in a Republican family.1 When Herbert Hoover was on the radio, everyone listened. But later she became a Democrat. What happened?

Well, she went off to college. But not some bleeding heart lefty bastion. She went to USC, which was even more Republican in 1950 than it is now. She didn’t get indoctrinated by a bunch of fuzzy liberal professors.

So what caused the switch? I asked her once, and she said that during her college years she came to the conclusion that Republicans were just mean. So she became a Democrat.

This struck me because I’ve long used the exact same word in the privacy of my own thoughts. I can write a sophisticated critique of conservative ideology as well as the next guy, but the truth is that it mostly boils down to a gut feel that Republicans are mean. I’ve never said this out loud because it sounds so kindergarten-y, but there it is. I think Republicans are mean, just like my mother did.

But now our time has come. Donald Trump started it, with his contention that Paul Ryan’s health care bill was “mean.” Today, Barack Obama picked up the ball, writing on Facebook about the “fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation.” And then Chuck Schumer weighed in with a big red poster calling the Senate health care bill “meaner.”

So that’s that. It’s now OK to ditch the ten-dollar words and just spit it out. Republicans are mean.2

1I’ve never figured out what the deal was here. My grandfather was very much a working-class guy, an electrician for Western Union. But he hated FDR. I don’t know why.

2The weird thing about this is that I live in Orange County and I know lots of conservatives. For the most part, they aren’t mean. But put ’em together in a single political party, and it’s all torches and pitchforks.

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Home Improvement Chains Accused of False Advertising Over Lumber Dimensions

Slashdot - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 22:05
per unit analyzer writes: According to Consumerist, an attorney has filed a class-action lawsuit charging Home Depot (PDF) and Menards (PDF) with deceptive advertising practices by selling "lumber products that were falsely advertised and labeled as having product dimensions that were not the actual dimensions of the products sold." Now granted, this may be news to the novice DIYer, but overall most folks who are purchasing lumber at home improvement stores know that the so-called trade sizes don't match the actual dimensions of the lumber. Do retailers need to educate naive consumers about every aspect of the items they sell? (Especially industry quirks such as this...) Furthermore, as the article notes, it's hard to see how the plaintiffs have been damaged when these building materials are compatible with the construction of the purchaser's existing buildings. i.e., An "actual" 2x4 would not fit in a wall previously built with standard 2x4s -- selling the something as advertised would actually cause the purchaser more trouble in many cases.

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The Bob Cesca Show: Ratf*ckery

Little Green Footballs - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 21:37

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Today's program from our podcasting affiliate, The Bob Cesca Show:

Ratf*ckery: Kimberley Johnson from the Start Me Up podcast is here today; The Trump Crisis Day 154; Trump's Iowa Rally; Trump said there aren't any tapes; Did Trump destroy the tapes?; We dig deeply into whether Russians changed the results of the election; 21 state election systems targeted by Russians; GOP data firm leaked the names of 200 million voters; Putin's fake video; The Senate healthcare bill is an atrocity; and much more.

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The GOP Is Becoming A Domestic Terrorist Organization

Balloon Juice - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 21:36

They’re tryng to be responsible for the suffering and death of thousands of Americans, and they’re proud of their efforts. Not so proud they aren’t lying as fast as they can talk, of course…

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